YANGON (March 9, 2014) - In a speech given in conjunction with the East-West Center's International Media Conference on “Challenges of a Free Press” this week in Yangon, Myanmar, Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi today addressed press freedom issues in both emerging and developed democracies. Noting that a long journey lies ahead for her country, she said: "We would like our media to help us in this quest to lay the foundations for a society, for a nation, which is not just for us, today, but for generations to come." ...more...
YANGON (March 9, 2014) – Close to 400 journalists from 31 countries will gather in Yangon, Myanmar March 10-12 to discuss “Challenges of a Free Press” in Asia, the Pacific and the U.S.
The conference proceedings will be covered online at a special website, EastWestCenter.org/IMC 2014. Visit the site to see news reports and video of keynote addresses, session summaries, social media coverage, and more. Twitter users can follow the conference – and join in the conversation – through the hashtag #EastWestMedia.
The East-West Center has been awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to study land-cover and land-use change in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. EWC Senior Fellow Jefferson Fox, the project’s primary investigator, will work with scholars from six universities in SE Asia, the U.S. and Europe. ...more...
In a new special report EWC Senior Fellow Dieter Ernst examines why India, a leading exporter of information-technology services, faces a fundamental puzzle: Its electronics industry is struggling despite a huge and growing domestic market and pockets of world-class capabilities.
Online registration and a call for papers are now available for the 2014 EWC/EWCA alumni conference in Okinawa Sept. 17-19, on the theme of "Developing a Peaceful and Sustainable Asia Pacific Community." The gathering will bring together EWC researchers, alumni, students, friends and other interested professionals from dozens of nations. ...More...
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